What is Living History Day?

Welcome to Living History Day, an annual event organized by California State Parks, where you are swept back to the 1930’s for a fun, historical day. The 2016 event will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is free to attend, though please note that there is a $10 parking fee.

The public is invited to spend the entire day at Sugar Pine Point State Park, enjoying the gracious lifestyle that wealthy residents and their guests once experienced at their summer retreats on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Park visitors will be treated like guests of the late Florence and Sydney Ehrman, with many entertaining activities – concerts, historical talks, painting with artists-in-residence and guided tours, all of them free.

The Sierra State Parks Foundation has arranged a variety of educational exhibits. Vintage cars will be parked near the mansion. The Children’s House, built in 1930 for the Ehrman children, Esther and Sydney, Jr., will host a myriad of activities just for kids. Classic wooden and aluminum boats will be on display at the lodge’s boathouse with docent presentations. Historical talks will be presented throughout the park, and guests can enjoy a guided walk around the estate grounds with the estate’s caretaker exploring what makes Sugar Pine Point so special.

Visitors will want to bring beach chairs, swimwear, and towels to take advantage of the estate’s beach. A bathhouse is available for changing clothes. Those who would like to picnic on the vast lawn overlooking the lake can bring their own lunch or buy food from the concessions on site, including Big Blue Q and Cheri’s Ice Cream.

Please join us for a day of history, stories and fun activities as we depict life at Lake Tahoe eighty years ago!

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